21.10.13 My Weekend: Kelly Sparkes

The lovely Kelly is the co founder of Phoenix and Fox, a new online interiors site full of  stylish, quirky and cool wonders. She lives in England with her husband and baby daughter Aria.

kelly sparkes phoenix fox

Weekends have changed so much since I had my little girl twelve weeks ago, long lazy mornings in bed have been replaced by her smiling gurgling face at 6am, but I’m not complaining. I love ‘chatting’ to her first thing in the morning.

I make the most of having my husband at home on a Saturday to look after Aria between feeds so I can get some work done.  This week I caught up with my business partner Sam to discuss the design of our new home page. I then spent the rest of the afternoon implementing  it, as I do all the web development for our online home accessories shop Phoenix & Fox.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

A day working and looking after a little one goes so quickly.

Saturday evening, I got a chance to relax with a magazine whilst hubby made dinner. I’m very lucky as he’s an excellent cook.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Sunday morning we went for a family walk. The Autumnal colours of the trees were beautiful.


I’m always changing my home, although things take a lot longer than they used to these days! My current project is the hallway which has been painted a deep inky blue and I spent some time playing with different layouts for the salon-style gallery of art going up the stairs.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Before I knew it the weekend was over and it was time to bathe and massage Aria and get her to bed, before dinner and a date with Downton Abbey.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and Fox

Thank you for sharing your weekend with us Kelly.

You can find Phoenix and Fox‘s range of cool and quirky products here. Including that amazing mirror and the gorgeous fox and hare cushions.

Our first ever house tour was with Kelly’s business partner Sam. You can check out her amazing house tour here!



5 Responses to “My Weekend: Kelly Sparkes”

  1. sarah October 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Love that mirror!

    • TraceyChalk October 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

      Isn’t it divine?!

  2. jo smith - Bedazzle Interiors October 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    What a great idea…great to see how others spend their weekends. Love Kelly’s weekend…how deliciously gorgeous is Aria..almost makes me feel broody :) Love the Hallway colour Kelly :) X

    • TraceyChalk October 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

      Thanks Jo. Kelly’s weekend looks all cuddly and cosy, even if she did have to work a bit. There’s something about Autumn that makes a weekend feel cosy!

  3. Toni @ Skandivis October 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    What a gorgeous home! Loving the photo “massaging Aria’s little feet”. xx

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